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Everyday Thoughts about Life

Happy Mother’s Day To All The Mother’s Around The World May 13, 2013


I am a Mother of four wonderful, smart and beautiful grown children and I was also given the gift of two amazing step children.  They have made me a proud mommy.  So, now I want to know where and how Mother’s Day came about.  Well, here goes.  Hope you like the information that I find.

I am going to use several references and you can make your own decision as to what is truth and fiction.  Also, I will give you some links.  I am going to put what I think are the more important parts of each link.  Let the reading begin.

First Link ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother’s_Day : Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March or May.  Mother’s Day began in the United States in the early 20th century.  The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia.  The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May.

Second Linkhttp://www.mothersdaycentral.com/about-mothersday/history/ : The majority of countries that celebrate Mother’s Day do so on the second Sunday of May. On this day, it is common for Mothers to be celebrated with presents and special attention from their families, friends and loved ones.  But it wasn’t always this way…  Goddess Isis – Early Egyptian Roots – One of the earliest historical records of a society celebrating a Mother deity can be found among the ancient Egyptians, who held an annual festival to honor the goddess Isis.

I will put more links at the bottom, but I found the following and thought it to be interesting :

The first North American Mother’s Day was conceptualized with Julia Ward Howe’sMother’s Day Proclamation in 1870.

Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise all women who have hearts,
Whether your baptism be that of water or of tears
Say firmly:
 
“We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands shall not come to us reeking of carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of 
charity, mercy and patience.
 
“We women of one country
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.”
  
From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with 
Our own. It says, “Disarm, Disarm!”
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice!
Blood does not wipe out dishonor
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have of ten forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons of war.
 
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
 
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
 
Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace,
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God.
 
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient
And at the earliest period consistent with its objects
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions.
The great and general interests of peace.

With that being introduced, I want to wish all Mother’s, soon to be Mother’s and those who step in and act like Mother’s,  Happy Mother’s Day to you all.

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/question634.htm

http://www.chiff.com/a/mothers-day-history.htm

http://mothers-day.123holiday.net/

http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/unitssubjhol/a/mothersday.htm

 

My Good Life May 3, 2013


I so appreciate my life today. I have come to realize what tragedies I have made for myself throughout the years. Why? I ask myself. God is the only one that knows. He has obviously had a purpose for me going through the hell that was in my life. It has made me a strong but changed individual today. I am in a very loving marriage, even through our trials and sins. I have beautiful children and an amazing family. I may have taken some or all of them for granted at some point, and for this I am truly sorry. I also have the most faithful and loving friends anyone could have. I know I have had to let some people go that I thought were friends, but have come to realize they were not helping, but hurting me. I pray for them. I think this has come about because I have learned to trust in God. I know not everyone believes in God, but please do not judge me because I do. Things will get even better the more I live my life in a great and positive way. And I have the help of a fabulous husband that keeps me on the path of good. Thank you all for letting speak these words. It is something I have needed to do for a long time, so that I can forgive myself for all the wrongdoings I have done over the years. God Bless you all.

 

OMG!! Watch this kid. March 9, 2011

Filed under: Wrestling,Youngsters — Sulinda @ 1:15 pm
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Ok, here we go again.  I was reading the news on Yahoo, as I do every morning and found this article and video of an 8 year old wrestler.  Wow!!!

I was so amazed at this little guy.  He definately has some determination to win or at least finish.

Just follow the link below and see what you think.  AMAZING!!!

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/futuresport/201103/pint-sized-pin-machine-8-year-old-wrestling-champ

Go Steve.

 

Bravery


How can I express what I feel about the Military?  Well, I am so appreciative of each and every Military man and woman who serve this country and serve it proud.

I came across this article today on Yahoo about a young gentleman that wants so bad to be in the Army but probably won’t make it due to his illness.  Please take time to look at this article because I believe it shows the bravery of our future soldiers.

Click on the following link:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110308/ts_yblog_thelookout/wish-comes-true-for-cancer-stricken-10-year-old-inducted-into-army

If this does not grab your heart I am not sure what will.

I raise my hand to you my young honorary soldier Brennan Daigle as you will always be in my heart.

 

Raising Kids December 18, 2010

Filed under: Family,Personal — Sulinda @ 12:12 pm
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Who said it was easy?

I hope that she will understand why she has boundaries and rules, One day. It is so exhausting trying to fight the point across and hope that it makes it through her thick teenage skull. Sometimes, I do just give up but other times I am ready to fight tooth and nail.

Lately, it seems to be getting more physical. I smacked her mouth after back talk and mind you I was not abusing her with a rough smack but a light one to let her know it is not ok. Now, she is hitting back mostly with a closed fist.

I try to talk to her but she seems to think she is old enough to take care of herself. She says she is going to get emancipated. I explain to her how that works and again she thinks she is old enough to make this decision.

Do they ever learn? Well, that is a loaded question. I have learned in my years that we continue to learn until the day we go to meet the LORD!!

God Bless All.